Medications


Kionex Oral Suspension 15 gm/60 mL

Uses

For high potassium levels.

Instructions

Carefully follow the instructions provided for mixing the medicine with water.

Stir until the powder is completely dissolved.

Drink the medicine immediately after mixing.

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

Shake the bottle well before using the medicine.

Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.

To reduce constipation, eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water and exercise.

Do not take this medicine with antacids.

This medicine can reduce the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best times to use this product.

Talk to your doctor before eating foods with large amounts of potassium. Potassium is often found in salt substitutes. Your doctor may want you to reduce the amount of these foods.

It is very important to avoid some foods while on this medicine. Please ask your doctor or nurse to provide you with a list of foods you should avoid.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

The foods you eat can change how well this medicine works. Tell your doctor about the types of food you normally eat. Ask your doctor for a list of foods that can affect this medicine. Do not significantly change the foods you normally eat while on this medicine.

This medicine contains sodium. If you are on a low sodium diet, consider this as part of your total sodium diet.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients with weak hearts may have worsening of symptoms. If you notice difficulty breathing, weight gain, or swelling of your legs or ankles, let your doctor know right away.

This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not use laxatives to treat constipation without speaking with your doctor first. Some laxatives may be dangerous to use with this medicine. Severe or continuing constipation can become a very serious problem.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • decreased appetite
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • bloating
  • changes in memory, mood, or thinking
  • confusion
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • mood changes
  • loss of movement anywhere on the body
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle pain
  • muscle weakness
  • seizures
  • stomach pain
  • blood in stool
  • dark, tarry stool

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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